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Common European starlings [Sturnus vulgaris] and rural life in a small village in Flores Island, the westernmost corner of Europe.

Starlings (and other birds), Nature, Trekking, Farming, and Rural Life in the second westernmost village of Europe.

Welcome to Fajãzinha

Fajãzinha is a civil parish in the municipality of Lajes das Flores located 15 km (9.3 mi) from the main town of Lajes das Flores, on the western coast of Portuguese island of Flores. The population in 2021 was 71, in an area of 6.16 square km.


What We Publish Here

We run a small farm, raising cattle and sheep, aiming for sustainable and environmental-friendly biological ways.

As a rural place, you don’t need to walk much for some common species birdwatching in Fajãzinha.

The rich rural architecture heritage of Fajãzinha, in a new project hopefully coming up soon…

Farm routines lead us to walk most of the caminhos (trails) with some images and stories along the way.

Common Bird Species in Fajãzinha

Birds in Fajãzinha

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Trails & History

Walk the trails in Fajãzinha

T R A I L 1

Cabeça do Outeiro – Fajãzinha

T R A I L 2

Cabeça do Outeiro – Enchedouro

T R A I L 3


T R A I L 4

To be added soon…

More trails…

Meet our farm

Our Farm in Numbers











Photo & Videos from the Farm

Work in the Farm

Cows grazing at the High Pastures, July 2022
High-pastures group grazing, January 2023
Sheep Group 1 in a village pasture, July 2022
Sheep group 1 grazing, November 2022
Mowing grass for the cows, February 2022
Square bales of hay, July 2022

What’s Starling Fajãzinha

Starling Fajãzinha was developed in 2018 as a rural life heritage project towards the preservation of rural architecture and traditional know-how. It is also committed to sustainable and biological ways of doing farming and keeping the nature in Fajãzinha (and Flores Island) whilst promoting better ways of living and preserving biodiversity.

  • Sustainability
  • Biological-oriented
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Traditional Know-How
  • Rural Architecture

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“It will be a success”

Luís is an extremely committed to his job as a Musicologist and this blog will be a success as well


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“Thinking in something new”

Luís is always thinking in something new, so this will be a great to know the traditions of Fajãzinha


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